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  • In This Issue:

    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    1. SAMO: LIKE A FIERY COMET, JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT SHOOTS ACROSS THE SKY - JANUARY 23-FEBRUARY 1

    2. TONIGHT! 9x22 DANCE/LAB - JANUARY 28

    3. PARK SQUARE THEATRE PRESENTS SOSSY MECHANICS’ TRICK BOXING - JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 8

    4. CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE AT THE COWLES- JANUARY 30-FEBRUARY 1

    5. DANCEBUMS PERFORM AT NORTHSTAR ROLLER GIRLS’ WHEELS OF MISFORTUNE BOUT - JANUARY 31

    6. UNIVERSAL DANCE DESTINY & MINISTRY PRESENTS 10TH ANNUAL WINTER SHOWCASE - JANUARY 31

    7. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE OPEN REHEARSALS - FEBRUARY 3-22

    8. OPEN HOUSE AT MOVEMENT ARTS CENTER - FEBRUARY 4

    9. SHAPESHIFT: XI:XI THE AWAKENING – FEBRUARY 6-8

    10. STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER PRESENTS A DRINK & A DANCE - FEBRUARY 7

    11. THE ORDWAY PRESENTS CONTRA-TIEMPO - FEBRUARY 7

    12. NORTHROP PRESENTS DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM FILM SCREENING - FEBRUARY 10

    13. SAINT PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER - FEBRUARY 10

    14. ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS EEE TWELVE - FEBRUARY 12-15

    15. BEYOND BALLROOM AT THE COWLES CENTER - FEBRUARY 13-22

    16. DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM PERFORMANCE PREVIEW - FEBRUARY 17

    17. NORTHROP PRESENTS DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM - FEBRUARY 17

    18. CHRIS SCHLICHTING’S STRIPE TEASE WITH JENNIFER DAVIS AND ALPHA CONSUMER AT THE WALKER - FEBRUARY 19-21

    19. CAPTURED CURRENTS (BODIES OF WATER) - FEBRUARY 20-22

    20. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET - FEBRUARY 20

    21. CAMILLE A. BROWN & DANCERS - FEBRUARY 21

    22. CARNAVAL BRASILEIRO 2015 at INTERNATIONAL MARKET SQUARE - FEBRUARY 21

    23. FLYING FOOT FORUM AT THE COWLES - FEBRUARY 27-28

    24. AMP IT UP! A COCKTAIL PARTY BENEFITING ALTERNATIVE MOTION PROJECT - FEBRUARY 28

    25. COLLIDE PRESENTS ZOOT SUIT RIOTS - MARCH 5-15

    26. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE’S AAHVAN: INVOKING THE CITIES - MARCH 11

    ONGOING CLASSES

    27. OPEN COMPANY TECHNIQUE CLASSES ON WEDNESDAYS WITH CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE

    28. AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT CLASSES

    29. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY CLASS AND JAM SERIES

    30. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT ZENON AND TU DANCE

    31. SOPHIA PIMSLER OFFERS IMPROVISATION AND TECHNIQUE CLASSES

    32. ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL JAZZ DANCE

    33. NEW YOGA CLASS AT ZENON

    34. GYROKINESIS® CLASSES AT THE COWLES CENTER

    35. TU DANCE CENTER- SPRING 2015 REGISTRATION

    36. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

    37. NIA CLASSES AT MOVEMENT ARTS CENTER

    38. INTERMEDIATE BACHATA CLASSES

    39. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    40. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    41. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

    42. PILATES TEACHER TRAINING FOR THE TRAPEZE TABLE/CADILLAC

    43. BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOPS WITH CERTIFIED TEACHERS OTTO RAMSTAD & OLIVE BIERINGA

    44. NEXT RESONANCE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP - JANUARY 31

    45. DANCE WITH POWER, FREEDOM AND EASE: APPLYING ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE IN THE DANCE CLASSROOM

    46. MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVE SUMMER 2015

    47. URBAN FUSION WORKSHOP

    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    48. CALL FOR PERFORMANCES

    49. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA 2015 SUMMER INTENSIVES - FEBRUARY 15

    50. UPCOMING AUDITIONS HOSTED AT TU DANCE CENTER

    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    51. MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS FOR DANCERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    52. CHINI STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    53. DISCOUNTED PRIVATE GYROTONIC® TRAINING FOR DANCEMN READERS

    54. STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND BLOOMINGTON

    55. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    PERFORMANCES and EVENTS

    1. SAMO: LIKE A FIERY COMET, JEAN MICHEL BASQUIAT SHOOTS ACROSS THE SKY -

    JANUARY 23 - FEBRUARY 1

    Off-Leash Area co-artistic director Paul Herwig and Stuart Pimsler principal dancer Brian Evans rejoin forces to revive and expand their 2012 collaboration about 1980’s art-star Jean Michel Basquiat.

    In creating the show they drew from the young artist’s biography: a middle class Haitian and Puerto Rican boy who rose on the coattails of the burgeoning graffiti scene in the dilapidated New York City of the early 1980's. The show features text from multiple literary sources penned by close friends and lovers, imagery from his artworks, and movement informed by Basquiat's painting style - loose, jazzy, and full of historical allusions.

    Together Evans and Herwig present a poetic, dramatic, and evocative rumination on an immensely talented and self-destructive life that burned too brightly and too quickly for this world.

    An exploratory version of SAMO was first performed in 2012, about which Caroline Palmer wrote in the Star Tribune:

    "It makes sense that the doomed painter who upended the 1980s art world should have his fleeting life story told through purposefully messy and tumultuous movement. Evans' choreography captures the struggles of a young man overwhelmed by fame and the glare of his own talent. Herwig haunts him as both a deathly figure and as blasé mentor/rival Andy Warhol."

    TICKETS:

    $10-$20 Suggested Donation

    RESERVATIONS ENCOURAGED:

    SAMO-Offleasharea.eventbrite.com

    DATES:

    January 23-February 1

    VENUE:

    Our (heated!) Garage

    INFORMATION:

    www.offleasharea.org

    Contact: Paul Herwig, offleash@offleasharea.org


    2. TONIGHT! 9x22 DANCE/LAB - JANUARY 28

    8:00pm (7:00 doors), $6-16 (sliding scale)

    1. Laura Holway with performers Charles Campbell and Erika Hansen

    2. Morgan Thorson with Judith Howard , Anna Marie Shogren, Genevieve Munch,

    Eben Knowler, Margaret Johnson and Hope Grathwol

    3. Robert Keo

    Bryant Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater

    810 W Lake St

    Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

    www.bryantlakebowl.com

    BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations

    Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

    In its eleventh year, 9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

    Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievanwieren@gmail.com


    3. PARK SQUARE THEATRE PRESENTS SOSSY MECHANICS’ TRICK BOXING - JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 8

    Sossy Mechanics’ Award Winning romantic comedy Trick Boxing is coming to Park Square Theatre’s new Andy Boss Thrust Stage in downtown Saint Paul, January 29-February 8.

    Having just been awarded “Outstanding Touring Production” by the Dallas-Ft. Worth Theater Critics Forum, Megan McClellan and Brian Sostek (Sossy Mechanics) bring their “brilliantly, cleverly funny” (The Scotsman) physical theater/dance production Trick Boxing back to the Twin Cities for two weeks of performances.

    In addition to restaging the popular show for the brand new Andy Boss Thrust Stage at Park Square Theatre, the pair will premiere both a new movement piece at the top of the show, and their innovative take on a post show Q&A: Trick Boxing Special Features.

    If you’ve got friends who think they don’t like dance, this could be the show that turns them. We’ve seen it happen. More than once.

    Bringing ballroom dancing and boxing head to head, this rags-to-riches story, set in the 1930s, and told with a firm nod to the aesthetics of black-and-white movies, is “a masterful production…a beautiful blend of theater, comedy, puppetry and dance,” (Minnesota Monthly) “a dazzling execution of an irresistible original tale, served with a twist of cleverness and heart” (Dallas Morning News), that continues to “send the entire audience, from cool 20-year-olds to pensioners, out of the theatre with a spring in their step.” (The Guardian)

    What’s not to like? Information and tickets at parksquaretheatre.org.

    Contact: Connie Shaver, connieshaver@charter.net


    4. CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE AT THE COWLES - JANUARY 30-FEBRUARY 1

    The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting Contempo Physical Dance Company on Jan. 30, 31, and Feb. 1 as they perform their production of Motirô. Tickets are $20-$25 (Fees included).

    About the Contempo Physical Dance:

    Contempo researches and creates vibrant new movement, a distinct and irresistible fusion of Afro-Brazilian dance, capoeira and contemporary dance. Fueled by movement research and the pursuit of extreme physicality, the company produces virtuosic dance works that invigorate audiences.

    About the show:

    Motirô is a fast favorite and defining work of the company. Based on the Brazilian indigenous word meaning, “a meeting of people to help and build something together,” this full-length performance by Marciano Silva dos Santos brings to life the company’s irresistible fusion of Afro-Brazilian dance, capoeira and contemporary dance.

    More information: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/contempo-physical-dance-1

    Purchase tickets: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=ccb2493717cb207b112ead5822cd5028

    The Cowles Center: http://www.thecowlescenter.org

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thecowlescenter

    Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org


    5. DANCEBUMS PERFORM AT NORTHSTAR ROLLER GIRLS’ WHEELS OF MISFORTUNE BOUT - JANUARY 31

    Come see DaNCEBUMS perform at half-time with Crunchy Kids.

    Doors at 6pm. Bout at 7pm.

    Live music! Live entertainment! Food and beer! Free parking!

    Tickets now available at http://northstarrollergirls.org/

    Event Page:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/326746097524908/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

    Location:

    Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum

    1784 Judson (And Clough), Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108

    Contact: Margaret Johnson, margaret3johnson@gmail.com


    6. UNIVERSAL DANCE DESTINY & MINISTRY PRESENTS 10TH ANNUAL WINTER SHOWCASE - JANUARY 31

    Universal Dance Destiny & Ministry’s 10th Annual Winter Showcase is this Saturday January 31, 2015! GET READY WORLD!

    Location:

    Fallout Art Co-op Studio Building 2601 2nd Ave. S., MPLS 55408

    7-8:30pm

    $9 Admission, $7 Kids/College Students/Seniors (dancing celebration jam follows)

    Contact: Edna Stevens/Adeyemi Festus Oluyomi, info@universaldancedestiny.com


    7. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE OPEN REHEARSALS - FEBRUARY 3-22

    Ordway Center for the Performing Arts - Drake Room

    345 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

    February 3 @ 7pm-8:30pm

    February 22 @ 1pm-2:30pm

    Free and open to all ages, pre-registration required

    Call 651-282-3115 to register today

    Join us for an open rehearsal of Ananya Dance Theatre’s new work, Aahvan: Invoking the Cities. The piece is being commissioned specifically for the grand opening of the Ordway’s new Concert Hall and will premiere on March 11 as part of ROCK THE ORDWAY.

    Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org


    8. OPEN HOUSE AT MOVEMENT ARTS CENTER - FEBRUARY 4

    February 4, 2015, 6-9pm

    Wine and snacks

    Dancers! All Movement Artists- Movement Arts Center has moved to a fabulous space. Come check it out!

    Movement Arts Center

    4001 Bryant Avenue South,

    Minneapolis, MN 55409,

    612-333-8635

    Free parking.

    The Movement Arts Center is perfect for dance class, movement seminars, meetings, low-tech performances and more. Main level has two areas with sprung wood floor and work out barres. Lower level has dressing rooms and bathroom.

    movementartscenter.org

    Karate, Self Defense, Yoga, Youth Camps, NIA and Space Rental

    Movement Arts Center ‘s mastermind is Nina Chenault. She runs the business and is the chief instructor of the Shotokan Karate program. Chenault earned her fifth degree black belt (Godan) in 1996 from the International Traditional Karate Federation, Master Nishiyama technical director. A full time martial artist and self- defense specialist, Ms. Chenault has been working with educational institutions, businesses and communities since 1971 teaching men, women and children traditional Shotokan Karate. In addition to her responsibilities at the West Bank Karate Club dojo, she coaches and teaches traditional Shotokan Karate at Augsburg College.

    Dance writer and teacher Amy Lamphere and I are helping Nina think of new ways to use the space. Come join us.

    Laurie Van Wieren, 612-501-2551

    Contact: Laurie Van Wieren, laurievanwieren@gmail.com


    9. SHAPESHIFT: XI:XI THE AWAKENING – FEBRUARY 6-8

    The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting SHAPESHIFT as they perform XI:XI The Awakening in The Goodale Theater from February 6–8.

    Tickets are $25 (Fees included).

    About the company:

    Minneapolis based SHAPESHIFT performs at The Cowles Center. SHAPESHIFT dance is a fresh new hip-hop dance company (collective of 17 talented dancers) that creatively fuses hip-hop styles to create high quality productions that emphasize storytelling, featuring pirouetting hip-hop dancers and ballerinas. SHAPESHIFT dancers tell stories of love, loss, and human emotion through movement-tackling themes from chemical dependency to discrimination –

    moving audiences to experience a deep inner connection with the performance long after the lights go out and the performance ends. SHAPESHIFT productions are passionately produced and choreographed by hometown talents, Herb Johnson and Ashley Selmer. Be ready to SHAPESHIFT!

    More information and tickets:

    http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/shapeshift

    The Cowles Center:

    http://www.thecowlescenter.org

    Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

    Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

    YouTube:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/thecowlescenter

    Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org


    10. STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER PRESENTS A DRINK & A DANCE - FEBRUARY 7

    Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater invites you to A Drink & A Dance at Bedlam Lowertown, Saturday, February 7, at 7:30pm.

    Join us at the new Bedlam Lowertown for a dazzling evening of dance & drink!

    Enjoy excerpts from SPDT's newest work, conversations with the artists, and drinks with friends new and old in a cabaret setting.

    Tickets include a complimentary drink!

    $15 online

    $17 at the door

    Tickets available at: https://bedlamtheatre.secure.force.com/ticket

    Contact: Kathleen Pender, spdanthcontact@gmail.com


    11. THE ORDWAY PRESENTS CONTRA-TIEMPO - FEBRUARY 7

    The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will present urban Latin dance company CONTRA-TIEMPO for a one-night-only performance on Saturday, February 7, 2015. The company will perform its work, Full Still Hungry, as part of the Ordway’s World Music and Dance Series. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online at http://www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office.

    L.A.-based CONTRA-TIEMPO fuses elements of Salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, urban and contemporary dance to create an invigorating performance. Founded and directed by Cuban-American choreographer and artistic director, Ana Maria Alvarez, CONTRA-TIEMPO pushes the boundaries of Latin dance as an expressive cultural and contemporary form, using dance to communicate the struggles of the working class.

    Full Still Hungry is a powerful full-evening performance that explores how food, race, privilege and overconsumption impact our everyday lives. Set to an original score by Cesar Alvarez, the piece features a live five-piece band, eight dancers, vibrant costumes and dynamic, high-energy choreography. Alvarez stated about the piece, “Food is not just the material I put in my body to sustain life, but a web of relationships, histories, choices and decisions that all impact the world around us." Full Still Hungry premiered to a sold-out crowd at the Ford Amphitheatre in Los Angeles in September 2011 and has been captivating audiences since.

    Contact: Jessica Petrie, jpetrie@ordway.org


    12. NORTHROP PRESENTS DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM FILM SCREENING - FEBRUARY 10

    Northrop Presents

    Dance Theatre of Harlem: Fall River Legend Film Screening

    Tuesday, Feb 10, 6:00pm

    Best Buy Theater

    FREE and open to the public

    Dance Theatre of Harlem co-founder Arthur Mitchell introduces this unforgettable and dynamic studio dance recording of Agnes de Mille's Fall River Legend, based on the story of Lizzie Borden who was accused of killing her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts in 1892.

    For more info please visit: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/dance-theatre-harlem-fall-river-legend

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu


    13. SAINT PAUL BALLET: BALLET TUESDAY AT THE LANDMARK CENTER - FEBRUARY 10

    Join Saint Paul Ballet February 10 at 12:00pm for a FREE performance open to the public. Bring your lunch to Landmark Center in St. Paul and enjoy a “taste” of the SPB Company repertoire.

    Location:

    Landmark Center

    75 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102

    Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org regarding any questions. Visit http://www.spcballet.org/ for more information.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org


    14. ECLECTIC EDGE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS EEE TWELVE - FEBRUARY 12-15

    February 12-15, 2015 (12-14 at 8:00pm, 15 at 2:00pm)

    The Lab Theater

    700 North First Street,

    Minneapolis, MN 55401

    $15 in advance, $20 at the door ($2 ticket fee for online orders)

    To order tickets call (612)333-7977 or order online at http://www.thelabtheater.org/

    In their 12th season, contemporary jazz dance company, Eclectic Edge Ensemble presents EEE Twelve, an evening length dance show with live music for anyone and everyone. Sway your shoulders with the rhythm of a waltz, or get swept up in the emotional journey of contemporary movement as Eclectic Edge Ensemble celebrates over a decade of dancing in the Twin Cities.

    This full-length evening concert will revisit some favorite past works as well as introduce new choreography by Artistic Director, Karis Sloss. This production will celebrate EEE’s 12th year of existence by recognizing the company as one of the premiere jazz dance ensembles in the Twin Cities.

    Throughout its 12 years, EEE has had the honor of collaborating with an incredible range of artists and composers. EEE Twelve will continue that theme by featuring the work of local composers Warren Park, Michael Rossetto, Brian Just, Reese Kling, Nathaniel Kling and Richard Sloss.

    This production will showcase the very best of what EEE has to offer in celebrating one of its founding missions: true collaboration with local artists and musicians to create musically inspired theatrical dance pieces.

    Contact: Brenda Martinson, brenda.k.martinson@gmail.com


    15. BEYOND BALLROOM AT THE COWLES CENTER - FEBRUARY 13-22

    The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting Beyond Ballroom Dance Company as they perform “Primera Tanda,” “The Nightingale,” “Red Riding Hood Suite,” and “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” in The Goodale Theater on Feb 13-22.

    Tickets are $30 - $35 (Fees included).

    About the show:

    “Primera Tanda” - a portrayal of how our relationships change over time, recognizing the

    confusion we suffer and seamless adjustments we make to move forward, inspired by the elements of Argentine tango and contemporary dance styles.

    Excerpts from The Belly of the Wolf (2009)

    “The Nightingale” - Hans Christian Andersen’s story of an emperor of China who becomes enthralled by the song of a plain woodland songbird. After luring the nightingale to court and caging her so that he may possess her beautiful song, he is presented with a bejeweled mechanical bird who is not what she seems.

    “Red Riding Hood Suite” - A favorite BBDC telling of a sly sophisticated wolf, the not so sweet Red, and her surprisingly capable Grandma.

    Featuring special guest artists Gene and Elena Bersten. Beyond Ballroom invites these dance champs to the stage with a dazzling Latin dance medley showcasing the passion and excitement of this sizzling dance form.

    The company rounds out the evening with a whirlwind ensemble piece to Meatloaf’s rock opera “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” that will have audiences dancing in the aisles!

    More information:

    http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/beyond-ballroom-dance-company-1

    Purchase tickets:

    https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=676b26b74777d62cbf92273adb5acaf3

    The Cowles Center: http://www.thecowlescenter.org

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thecowlescenter

    Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org


    16. DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM PERFORMANCE PREVIEW - FEBRUARY 17

    Northrop Presents

    Dance Theatre of Harlem Performance Preview

    Tuesday, February 17, 6:15pm

    Best Buy Theater

    FREE and open to the public

    Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation about the company and the evening’s program.

    For more info please visit:

    http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/dance-theatre-harlem-performance-preview

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu


    17. NORTHROP PRESENTS DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM - FEBRUARY 17

    Northrop Presents

    Dance Theatre of Harlem

    Tuesday, February 17, 7:30 pm

    Carlson Family Stage at Northrop

    $74, $64, $49

    “Lark Ascending”

    “In the Mirror of Her Mind”

    “Agon”

    “Return”

    Now celebrating its 45th year, Dance Theatre of Harlem is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim and uses the art form of classical ballet to change people’s lives.

    Alvin Ailey’s “The Lark Ascending” (1972) opens the evening, set to an eponymous score by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams created for violin and orchestra in 1920. While the music is inspired by the English countryside of Vaughan Williams’ youth, Ailey’s choreographic interpretation is a depiction of a young girl’s maturation.

    “In the Mirror of Her Mind” (2011) is a powerful work where one woman reflects on the loves and losses of her lifetime. The piece was created by Christopher Huggins to benefit Dancers Responding to AIDS.

    A ground-breaking 1957 collaboration between famed choreographer George Balanchine and composer Igor Stravinsky, “Agon” is universally regarded as a masterwork that redefined ballet in its time. In “Agon,” (ancient Greek for ‘contest’), 12 dancers perform a series of solos, duets, trios and quartets based on 17th-century French court dances.

    Closing out the evening, “Return” (1999) is a quintessential DTH ballet, blending the elegance of classical ballet with the gritty drive of soul music. To songs of Aretha Franklin and James Brown, choreographer Robert Garland pushes the boundaries of ballet technique and form, incorporating and combining vernacular movement from the African American experience.

    For more info and tickets, please visit:

    http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/dance-theatre-harlem-2

    Contact: Cari Hatcher, northrop@umn.edu


    18. CHRIS SCHLICHTING’S STRIPE TEASE WITH JENNIFER DAVIS AND ALPHA CONSUMER AT THE WALKER- FEBRUARY 19-21

    Stripe Tease (working title)

    February 19–21, 8pm

    World Premiere/Walker Commission

    Walker Art Center

    “The world Schlichting reveals is full of clever kinetic asides, streamlined beauty, hints of mischief and thoughtful juxtapositions.”

    —Star Tribune

    Named Best Choreographer in 2013 by City Pages and steadily gaining national attention, Chris Schlichting creates beautifully designed, meticulously constructed dance worlds combining movement, visual art, and music. Building on a commission for the Walker’s 25th-anniversary celebration of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in 2013, he collaborates with rock/pop guitarist Jeremy Ylvisaker (Andrew Bird) and his band Alpha Consumer, which includes Mike Lewis and JT Bates, whose repetition of musical phrasing is a perfect foil for Schlichting’s movement art. The collaboration also features Minnesota-based visual artist Jennifer Davis, whose collages and paintings strike a magical balance between childlike playfulness and dark yearnings.

    Crafting a deeply satisfying mix of patterns and set structures, large-scale spectacle and delicate intimacy, recurrence and surprise, Schlichting’s newest work Stripe Tease embraces and slyly subverts dance history.

    Co-presented with the National Performance Network (NPN).

    More information and tickets available at: http://www.walkerart.org/calendar/2015/chris-schlichting

    Contact: Machen Davis, machen.davis@walkerart.org


    19. CAPTURED CURRENTS (BODIES OF WATER) - FEBRUARY 20-22

    Three Minnesota artists --- Award - winning jazz pianist Butch Thompson, celebrated choreographer Sarah LaRose-Holland, and renowned nature photographer Craig Blacklock present their new collaboration Captured Currents (bodies of water) at The Lab Theater.

    Captured Currents (bodies of water) is a confluence of live music, photography, and dance inspired by exquisite landscape photos taken by Craig Blacklock near bodies of water. Thompson and LaRose-Holland follow up their Sage award winning 2013 production of Destination Twin Cities with this new collaboration inviting into their work the inspiring photography of Craig Blacklock. Presented by JAZZ88 KBEM 88.5 FM

    Friday and Saturday, February 20 and 21, 2015 at 7:30pm

    Sun, February 22, 2015 at 3pm

    THE LAB THEATER

    700 N. 1st St., Minneapolis

    TICKETS

    Evening Shows: $20 General in advance, $25 at the door, $30 Table Seating (limited)

    Matinee: $15 General in advance, $20 at the door, $25 Table Seating (limited)

    RESERVE TICKETS at http://jazz88.mpls.k12.mn.us/captured_currents_featuring_butch_thomspn_s… or call 612-668-1735

    This concert is made possible through funding provided by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

    Contact: Connie Shaver, connieshaver@charter.net


    20. TAKE BACK THE TUTU LECTURE SERIES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET - FEBRUARY 20

    Saint Paul Ballet is proud to introduce our Take Back the Tutu Lecture Series! In partnership with The Emily Program and community professionals, we will bring you a dynamic set of lectures over the next nine months. From body image awareness to injury prevention, we are committed to bringing you information on how to be a holistic, healthy dancer.

    Please join us on February 20 at 7:00pm at 655 Fairview Avenue N in Saint Paul for our FREE

    lecture Series. This month Amber Genetzky, D.C. will be discussing Chiropractic Work for Dancers.

    For a complete list of lectures go to: http://www.spcballet.org/company/take-back-the-tutu/

    Call the studio at 651.690.1588 or send an email to spcb@spcballet.org with any questions. Visit http://www.spcballet.org/ for more information.

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org


    21. CAMILLE A. BROWN & DANCERS - FEBRUARY 21

    New York-based Camille A. Brown & Dancers bring their gutsy moves and virtuosic musicality to The O’Shaughnessy stage for one night only February 21 at 7:30 pm.

    A Women of Substance event, The O’Shaughnessy and Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will co-present the acclaimed company, who will perform excerpts from the regional premiere of the Bessie Award-winning “Mr. TOL E. RAncE,” the Midwest preview of “Black Girl: Linguistic

    Play” and “New Second Line.” The company uses high theatricality and the aesthetics of African, ballet, contemporary, tap and social dances to tell stories that connect history with contemporary American culture.

    Tickets for Camille A. Brown & Dancers are $15-$39 with discounts for students, seniors, MPR and military. For more information and tickets, contact The O’Shaughnessy Ticket Office at 651-690-6700 or visit http://oshag.stkate.edu/event/camille-a-brown.

    Contact: Jessica Petrie, jpetrie@ordway.org


    22. CARNAVAL BRASILEIRO 2015 at INTERNATIONAL MARKET SQUARE - FEBRUARY 21

    Beira Mar Brasil will be joined by Brazilian guest vocalist Dandara and touring Samba dancers for a Carnival celebration to rival a night in Rio!

    Carnaval Brasileiro 2015 (Brazilian Carnival) will be held at International Market Square in Minneapolis at 9:00pm, Saturday, February 21, with an all-ages family matinee at 3 pm. Led by guitarist/vocalist Robert Everest, Beira Mar Brasil is a ten-piece group steeped in the sounds of Brazil -- Samba, Baiao, Frevo and other dance-inducing styles of the country's varied regions. For this celebration of the holiday that claims the world's largest party, Dandara, a carnival singer and sambista extraordinaire from Bahia, will be joining Beira Mar Brasil for the ninth year in a row! Also on the bill are Brazilian food (with VIP tickets) and drinks, authentic carnival masks by Brazilian artisan Goretti, face and body painting, Brazilian percussion ensembles Batucada Do Norte and Drumheart, and professional Brazilian Samba dancers Edilson Lima and Vanessa Luiz from São Paulo returning to Minneapolis for their seventh year.

    Carnaval Brasileiro 2015 Masquerade Ball/BrazilFest Family Matinee

    Saturday, February 21, 2015

    Evening show: 9:00pm (doors at 8:30)

    All-ages Family Matinee: 3:00pm (doors at 2:30)

    TICKETS: Evening event: $15 thru 1/21, $20 Thru 2/20, $30 at the door, $75 VIP (7pm dinner entry)

    (Afternoon matinee: $10 in advance, $15 at the door).

    Tickets are available at http://www.brazilfest.org/

    Contact: Connie Shaver, connieshver@charter.net


    23. FLYING FOOT FORUM AT THE COWLES - FEBRUARY 27-28

    The Cowles Center For Dance & The Performing Arts will be hosting Flying Foot

    Forum as they present Flying Feet — The Percussion Project in The Goodale

    Theater on February 27 and 28. Tickets are $30 (Fees included).

    About the show:

    The Percussion Project is an evening of work by collaborators, Joe Chvala, Mary Ellen Childs, Karla Grotting and Peter O’Gorman. Rhythmically complex and compelling, this program highlights the skills of Chvala, Grotting, O’Gorman, and company member Charles Robison as they beat out their own intricate, breathtaking accompaniment while executing elaborate dances to brain-dizzying perfection.

    About Flying Foot Forum:

    Flying Foot Forum is a vibrant and bold percussive dance/theater company that fuses percussion and percussive dances with many other forms of music, dance and theater, telling unusual tales, creating a wild variety of characters, and exploring universal ideas in inventive and exciting new ways.

    More information: http://www.thecowlescenter.org/calendar-tickets/flying-foot-forum

    Purchase tickets: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=b14544b72e855b5ea0808b73043c4b96

    The Cowles Center: http://www.thecowlescenter.org

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecowlescenter

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecowlescenter

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thecowlescenter

    Contact: Mark Radcliffe, mradcliffe@thecowlescenter.org


    24. AMP IT UP! A COCKTAIL PARTY BENEFITING ALTERNATIVE MOTION PROJECT - FEBRUARY 28

    Join AMP for Happy Hour as we celebrate our upcoming season, AMP IV. “Get happy” while getting to know AMP's artists while enjoying drinks, appetizers, a silent auction and an exciting live preview performance!

    WHERE:

    The Grain Belt

    1215 Marshall St NE

    Minneapolis, MN 55413

    WHEN:

    Saturday, February 28

    4:00-7:00pm

    Schedule of Events:

    4:00 - 5:00pm - Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction

    5:00pm - 5:30pm - AMP IV Live Preview Performance

    6:30pm - Silent Auction Closes/Winners Announced

    TICKETS:

    $20 online - http://ampitup2.bpt.me/

    Door ticket sales also available, please RSVP to alternativemotionproject@gmail.com.

    Can't make it? Please consider supporting AMP with a donation here: https://givemn.org/organization/alternative-motion-project-464394624

    Move BIG. www.alternativemotionproject.org

    Contact: Joanna Lees, alternativemotionproject@gmail.com


    25. COLLIDE PRESENTS ZOOT SUIT RIOTS - MARCH 5-15

    Save the dates! March 5-15 at The Lab Theater. This original dance musical is centered around the relationship of two childhood best friends and how the historical events of 1943 influence their friendship.

    Choreographed and Directed by Regina Peluso, the production features Riley Thomas Weber, Renee Guittar, Jeffrey Robinson, Elander Rosser, Rush Benson, Kole Nelson, Jami Snively, Alannah Renstrom, Nicole Ervice and Galen Higgins. Performed with a Live Swing Band and featuring the vocals of Ben Bakken and Katie Carney.

    For tickets and information please visit www.collidetheatrical.org.

    For Student Group Discount Sales please email us at groupsales@collidetheatrical.org.

    (*$15 Student Rush Available at all performances with Valid ID)

    http://youtu.be/NGIEtE-TMbo

    Contact: Kim Brownell, info@collidetheatrical.org


    26. ANANYA DANCE THEATRE’S AAHVAN: INVOKING THE CITIES - MARCH 11

    Aahvaan: Invoking the Cities is a freshly-imagined, multi-disciplinary event — part participatory performance installation and part concert experience. It will invite audiences to reflect on the rich and layered history of our Twin Cities. Abstract images inspired by the sagas of indigenous communities who authentically call Minnesota home, the diversity of people who come to live here and the current chronicles of struggle, love and community will fill the new Concert Hall.

    Commissioned specifically for the grand opening of the Ordway’s Concert Hall, Aahvan begins when audience members walk in the door and are led on a journey through the lobby to their seats, backed by layers of live and recorded music.

    The performance will be a presentation of the Arts Partnership: The Ordway, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, and The Schubert Club, Wednesday, Mach. 11, at 7:30pm.

    http://www.rocktheordway.org/ananya-dance-theatre/

    Watch for announcements of Yorchha technique master class for professional dancers, and Shawngram workshop for dancers and non-dancers to be held in February and March.

    Contact: Gary Peterson, gary.peterson@ananyadancetheatre.org


    ONGOING CLASSES

    27. OPEN COMPANY TECHNIQUE CLASSES ON WEDNESDAYS WITH CONTEMPO PHYSICAL DANCE

    The momentum is building as Contempo Physical Dance readies itself for performances of Motirô at The Cowles Center. Come join in the excitement, challenge your body, and learn with Contempo dancers about the company's dynamic Afro-Brazilian contemporary dance fusion. Classes will be taught by choreographer, Marciano Silva dos Santos. See you there!

    Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at The Cowles Center

    528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Classes in January are in the TEK BOX on the 2nd floor.

    $10 per class

    Questions? Please contact us at contempophysicaldance@gmail.com or 612-619-4116.

    Contact: Marciano Silva dos Santos, contempophysicaldance@gmail.com


    28. AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT CLASSES

    Authentic Movement class - 2nd and 4th Wednesday Evenings 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    January 28, Feb 11, 25, March 11, 25, April 8, 22, and May 6.

    Fulfilling, Satisfying, Healing

    Authentic Movement is an awareness practice where we contact our whole selves through embodied movement. With eyes closed the Mover attends to their inner impulses, sensing and moving if they so choose. The Witness, with eyes open, attends to the Mover without judgement and with open attention.

    Together the Mover and Witness roles create space for respect, healing, and support to occur in community.

    The Beautiful Studio, 2242 University Ave., St. Paul (at Hampden)

    Cost $120

    To register call 612-242-6646 or email: wren@mnmicro.net

    Facilitated by Marjorie Huebner

    She has been practicing Authentic Movement for over 20 years. She was certified by Alton Wasson and Daphne Lowell in Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement in 2005. She is a Rosen Method Bodywork practitioner, a Rosen Method Movement Senior Teacher, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She has had a private bodywork practice since 1984 and years of experience with yoga, modern dance, qigong,and vipassana meditation. She offers Authentic Movement as spiritual practice.

    Contact: Marjorie Huebner, 612-242-6646


    29. CONTACT IMPROVISATION WEEKLY CLASS AND JAM SERIES

    Twin Cities Contact Improvisation

    Celebrating contact improvisation: community, practice, technique

    This programming is made possible by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts and the BodyCartography Project

    Contact Improvisation weekly class and jam series: Mondays beginning January 5 through July 27, 2015

    Cowles Center’s Target Education Studio, The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts

    Open class 6-7:30pm $10-15 sliding scale/ 9 week series $80

    Open jam 7:30-9pm $3-5 suggested donation

    This special series will be an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the Twin Cities’ most experienced movement teachers and improvisers. Together we will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the laws that govern motion: mass, gravity, momentum and inertia. We will train the body in sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills and improvisation. Class will be playful, meditative and acrobatic and followed by an open jam. People of all levels of experience are welcome to come learn contact improvisation together in this safe environment.

    Upcoming teachers: Dustin Haug, Otto Ramstad, Olive Bieringa

    http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/twin-cities-contact-improvisation-2015/

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org


    30. ERIN THOMPSON TEACHES ADVANCED MODERN CLASSES AT ZENON AND TU DANCE

    Please join Erin Thompson for advanced modern technique classes:

    TU Dance Center, Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 am

    Zenon Dance School, Thursdays, 9:30-11:00 am

    Classes feature live accompaniment.

    TU Dance Center: 2121 University Avenue, St. Paul

    Zenon Dance School: 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

    Contact: Erin Thompson, thomp065@umn.edu


    31. SOPHIA PIMSLER OFFERS IMPROVISATION AND TECHNIQUE CLASSES

    Improvisation and Technique at Zenon. Saturdays 11:30-12:30pm. All levels welcome.

    Contact: Sophia Pimsler , Sophia.pimsler@gmail.com


    32. ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL JAZZ DANCE

    Thursday Mornings 9:30-11:00am in Studio 5B At The Cowles Center.

    Taught by COLLIDE Artistic Director, Regina Peluso. Class consists of an intense technical warm-up, intricate rhythmic and across the floor patterns followed by a combination.

    Classes are ongoing every Thursday morning. Warm, supportive environment.

    $12 Drop-in or $10 with the purchase of a 10 class card.

    For more information please visit www.collidetheatrical.org

    Contact: Kim Brownell, info@collidetheatrical.org


    33. NEW YOGA CLASS AT ZENON

    Open Level Vinyasa

    Thursdays 11:00-12:00pm with Regina Peluso

    Regina Peluso has been teaching yoga for over 8 years having received her initial yoga certification from Sonic Yoga in New York. She has taught in numerous studios, boutique hotels and gyms in both New York and Los Angeles including Liberation Yoga (LA), Clay (NY), Broadway Dance Center (NY), Crunch (NY/LA), Montage Hotel (LA) to name a few. She also maintained a roster of very high profile private clients on both coasts. Regina moved back to Minneapolis in 2012 and founded COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company in 2013 for

    which she currently serves as Artistic Director. Influential yoga teachers include Shiva Rea and Dharma Mittra.

    Regina's uses her many years of teaching and strong background in dance and injury prevention to address the individual needs of each student. She does not believe in "scripted" classes but tailors her classes to the students present regardless of age and level. Hands on adjustments, detailed alignment cues, creative sequencing, inspiring music, and modifications are key characteristics of her class. Her Zenon Open class is suitable for all ages, levels and backgrounds.

    Contact: Kim Brownell, info@collidetheatrical.org


    34. GYROKINESIS® CLASSES AT THE COWLES CENTER

    The Gyrokinesis® method is a movement method that gently works the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion, and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences. Gyrokinesis® exercises utilize seven natural elements of spinal movement: forward, backward, left side, right side, left twist, right twist and circular.

    The class is taught by Brittany Keefe the owner of My Spiral Motion exercise studio and a dancer with the James Sewell Ballet. She became involved with the GYROTONIC® method nearly 20 years ago. Brittany earned her teaching credentials through master trainers Juergen Bamberger, Karen Mullen, and Leda Franklin; all of whom were original students of the GYROTONIC® creator Juliu Horvath. Brittany emphasizes having fun through exercise.

    8:15-9:15 am on Tuesday mornings in studio 2B

    $5 per class

    Wear moveable clothing and bring a yoga mat if possible.

    For more information: www.myspiralmotion.com

    Contact: Brittany Keefe, myspiralmotion@gmail.com


    35. TU DANCE CENTER- SPRING 2015 REGISTRATION

    Registration is open for the 17-week spring session ​at TU Dance Center ​for both the Children & Teen Program, and the Pre-Professional Program (February 2 - June 7).

    The Children and Teen Program draws on a range of disciplines to introduce students ages 5 and up to the joy of creative movement and beginning technique. The Pre-Professional Program is an intensive course of study that integrates Modern, Ballet, West African, and repertory work​ for students from beginning to advanced levels​.

    ​Join us for an Open House ​at TU Dance Center on Saturday, January 31, from 10:00am - 1:00pm​ where you can learn about all the different programs and register in person.​

    For more information and to pre-register visit our ​http://www.tudance.org/programs/, or contact us at​ ​education@tudance.org or (612) 605-1925.

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org


    36. TU DANCE CENTER OPEN CLASSES

    ​TU Dance Center offers several classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced level. Join us in our spacious studios!

    ​​​​​​​​Morning Open Classes​, January 26-30

    ​​​Monday, ​ ​9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Elayna Waxse

    Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am, ​Modern with Erin Thompson​ ​

    Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

    ​​Thursday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

    Friday, 9:30-11:00am, ​Horton based ​Modern with ​Toni Pierce ​​

    Morning Open Classes, Week of February 2

    ​​​Monday, ​ ​9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Elayna Waxse

    Tuesday, 9:30-11:00am, ​Modern with Erin Thompson​ ​

    Wednesday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Laurel Keen

    Thursday, 8:30-9:30am, Yoga with Sarah Baumert

    ​​Thursday, 9:30-11:00am, Ballet with Abdo Sayegh

    Friday, 9:30-11:00am, ​Horton based ​Modern with ​Toni Pierce ​​

    Sunday, 10:30am-12:00pm, Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson

    Afternoon/Evening Open Classes, Week of February 2

    Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm, Advanced Horton based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands

    Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm, Advanced/Intermediate ballet with Abdo Sayegh

    Thursdays, 7:15-8:45pm, West African with Kenna-Camara Cottman

    Fridays, 5:30-7:00pm, Advanced Ballet with Laurel Keen

    Saturdays, 3:00-4:​00pm, Advanced/Intermediate ​Im​provisation with Blake Nellis​ ​(Saturday Sept. 20, 3:00-4:30pm, Open class with guest artist Greg Dolbashian)​

    For more information visit "Open Classes" at http:www.tudance.org. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/10-class card.

    TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side. (Free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center)

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org


    37. NIA CLASSES AT MOVEMENT ARTS CENTER

    Dance. Stretch. Start your day. NIA class at Movement Arts Center.

    Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30-9:30.

    40th and Bryant Ave S. in Minneapolis: free parking on the street.

    YOUR FIRST

    CLASS IS FREE.

    NIA combines aspects of contemporary and improvisational dance, yoga and martial arts for a conditioning practice that is safe, strengthening and based in pleasure. Eclectic music to MOOOOOOVE to. Taught by certified Nia Green (teaching) Belt Amy Lamphere, a dance teacher, writer and producer.

    For complete information on the Nia Technique: www.nianow.com/amylamphere

    Contact: Amy Lamphere, a-lamp@earthlink.net


    38. INTERMEDIATE BACHATA CLASSES

    Bachata - Intermediate 1 & 2 with Revolution:Baila

    Instructors: Israel & Kasidy

    Every Saturday - Calhoun Building 711 W. Lake Street #605

    Int. 1: 2:30 - 3:30

    Int. 2: 3:30 - 4:30

    These classes are for leads and follows who want to increase their dance vocabulary. Each class contains a warm up including footwork and arm styling. Partner work is introduced in a challenging but attainable pattern with both lead and follow footwork, styling and theory explained. Kasidy and Isreal both bring their varied Latin and fusion backgrounds to the class. If you are looking to bring new style and understanding to your dancing - these are the

    classes for you.

    First class is FREE for new students!

    Returning Students - $10/person - cash at the door

    Contact: Kasidy Moore, revolutionbaila612@gmail.com


    39. OPEN TEEN AND ADULT CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    Call the studio at 651-690-1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org to

    enroll. For full class descriptions and tuition visit http://www.spcballet.org/

    Teen Beginning Ballet (no experience necessary; ages 12-18)

    Introduction to the technique and artistry of ballet, musicality and terminology.

    Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Teen Open Ballet (6 months of experience; ages 12-18)

    Continuation of technique and artistry of ballet including ballet barre and centre exercises.

    Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Adult Beginning Ballet (no experience; ages 16+)

    Introduction to the technique and artistry of ballet, musicality and terminology.

    Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Saturdays 8:30-9:30am, Grand Ave Studio

    Adult Lifelong Ballet

    This is a less strenuous class for the mature dancer who loves the elegance of ballet at a slower pace.

    Monday 10:00-11:00am, Grand Ave Studio

    Teen and Adult Open Ballet (6 months of experience)

    These technique classes offer more demanding movement vocabulary and combinations.

    Tuesday 8:00-9:30pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm, Grand Ave Studio

    Thursday 7:00-8:30pm, Fairview Ave Studio

    Friday 10:00-11:30am, Grand Ave Studio

    Saturday 9:30-11:00am, Grand Ave Studio

    CLASS CARDS

    4-class card: $54, good for 3 months from date of purchase

    8-class card: $98, good for 3 months from date of purchase

    12-class card: $132

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org


    40. OPEN ADVANCED BALLET CLASSES AT SAINT PAUL BALLET

    For more information visit http://www.spcballet.org/company/classes_auditions/

    Call the studio at 651-690-1588 or send an email to info@spcballet.org

    Tuesday 10:00-11:30am technique with Marianne Raub

    Wednesday 10:00-11:30am technique with Barbara Weinstine

    Thursday 10:00-11:30am technique with Maureen Haworth

    Sunday 11:30-1:00pm technique with Chris Onusko

    Cost: $15/class, $8/working professionals, $10/undergrad


    CLASS CARDS

    4-class card: $54, good for 3 months from date of purchase

    8-class card: $98, good for 3 months from date of purchase

    12-class card: $132

    Contact: Brittany Adams, spcb@spcballet.org


    WORKSHOPS, MASTER CLASSES and INTENSIVES

    41. EMBODIED PERFORMANCE 2015: TRAINING FOR PERFORMERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

    Facilitated by Certified Teachers of Body-Mind Centering® Otto Ramstad and Olive Bieringa

    New 120 hour certification in Minneapolis, Minnesota in June and December 2015

    Utilizing the somatic approach of Body-Mind Centering® Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad will lead an embodied practice in movement expression and creation. Body-Mind Centering® utilizes experiential study through application of anatomical, physiological, and developmental principles in hands-on practice, movement, and sound explorations. Participants will refine their creative process and performance work through self-study and group exploration. This training will enable participants to experience—in the present—how an understanding of their evolutionary past directly influences their life and their art.

    Module 1: Embodied Performance Studies: June 1-12

    This first half of the series focuses on the artist as performer and their role in conveying content while understanding their audience. Utilizing the support of different body systems, participants will explore the balance of internal and external awareness and intention in performative contexts.

    Module 2: Embodied Creative Process December 7-18

    This module invites participants to deeply assess what aspects of themselves they utilize and what aspects require development in their creative processes. Focus will be placed on challenging artists to take risks and discover new approaches to making work.

    Cost $750 per module or $1300 for both. Limited work study available.

    Register early as space is limited.

    Please visit http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/5065/ to learn more

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, info@bodycartography.org


    42. PILATES TEACHER TRAINING FOR THE TRAPEZE TABLE/CADILLAC

    Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT

    Tiza Wynn Riley

    Friday, January 9, 2015 to Sunday, January 11, 2015

    Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Saturday 11:30 am - 6:30 pm

    Sunday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

    Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy

    Prerequisite: Reformer III or Reformer certificate

    The Balanced Body Trapeze Table/Cadillac training provides a thorough introduction to the Trapeze Table exercises as well as applications for beginning, post-rehabilitation and advanced clients. This training is appropriate for students working with the Allegro Tower of Power, Half Trapeze and Wall Unit as well as those working with full Trapeze Tables. Sequencing programs using multiple pieces of equipment are covered as well as equipment set up, safety and maintenance.

    Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy

    5101 Vernon Ave. South

    Suite 2A

    Edina MN 55436 USA

    cari@paragonpilatespt.com

    952-405-9765

    Class Fee $499.00

    Materials : $75.00

    Register:

    http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=13182&stype=-8&sView=week&sDate=5/10/2014

    Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler, cari@paragonpilatespt.com


    43. BODY-MIND CENTERING® WORKSHOPS WITH CERTIFIED TEACHERS OTTO RAMSTAD & OLIVE BIERINGA

    Body-Mind Centering® is an integrated and embodied approach to movement, the body and consciousness created by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. These workshops are open to anyone who is curious about their body and how it moves especially performers, choreographers, bodyworkers, yogis, people with injuries, athletes and more.

    January 25 Nervous System

    February 1 Hands and Feet

    March 15 Organs

    April 12 Senses and Perception

    Both Olive and Otto are certified teachers of Body-Mind Centering®. They have been teaching Body-Mind Centering®, dance, and improvisation internationally for almost twenty years in contexts such as Impulstanz, Vienna, Movement Research, NYC, Ponderosa, Germany, Axis Dance Company, California, Lyon Opera Ballet, Lyon, and for BMC certification trainings for Moveus, Germany and Kinesthetic Learning Center, North Carolina.

    Location:Twin Cities Tai Chi Studio in St Paul.

    REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL info@bodycartography.org

    Workshops can be taken for $75-100 sliding scale

    2 workshops for $130

    3 workshops for $195

    or all 4 workshops for $250

    More info at http://bodycartography.org/upcoming-workshops/

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, olive@bodycartography.org


    44. NEXT RESONANCE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP - JANUARY 31

    Resonance Movement Workshop focuses on “Healing through Movements.” Through nurturing and reconnecting to our body, we activate our “body intelligence” and see the world in a whole new way.

    In this workshop, you will learn:

    to resonate with your own body and with others;

    to nurture and honor your body through learning your body;

    to visualize and feel energy flow in your body;

    to move your body by following your body intelligence;

    to be still and meditate.

    This class is for anyone who are interested in exploring your body intelligence and learn to heal your body through movement.

    No movement experience needed! Everyone is welcome!

    When: Every other Saturday 10am - Noon, starting January 17th, 2015 (8 sessions)

    Where: Heart of Tao Resonance Art, 2322 Garfield St. NE, Minneapolis 55418

    Tuition: $140 / 8 sessions or $20 per session.

    To register, please contact Gadu at DoushinGadu@gmail.com or call 612-703-7501

    For more information, please go to our web site: www.HOTResonanceArt.com

    Instructor/Guide: Gadu

    Gadu has been a movement creator/instructor in the Twin Cities for over 20 years. He was trained in various movement traditions, including various dance forms, Subbody Butoh, Qigong, Yoga and Tai Chi. He is a Subbody Butoh Midwife (instructor), Tao Shiatsu Level One Practitioner and Spring Forest Qigong Master Healer and Certified Instructor.

    Contact: Gadu Doushin, doushingadu@gmail.com


    45. DANCE WITH POWER, FREEDOM AND EASE: APPLYING ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE IN THE DANCE CLASSROOM

    From Julliard to San Francisco Ballet, accomplished dancers and teachers are successfully utilizing the Alexander Technique (AT) to improve technical functioning and performance quality in addition to enhancing overall well being. Shellie Cash, ATI Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique since 1998, dovetails AT principles with classical ballet, modern, and jazz dance traditions in this 12-hour dance pedagogy workshop February 13, 14, and 15 in

    the Twin Cities. The workshop will cover core AT concepts including practical, repeatable experiences. Dance technique class components – ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, & RPM therapeutic barre – will be included based upon the needs and choices of the participants.

    In addition to her international professional dance career, Shellie Cash holds a BFA in Ballet and MA in Movement Studies and Dance, and is certified in Ruth Petrinoic’s Revolutionary Principles of Movement (RPM). For 12 years, Shellie was Head of the Dance Division and Professor of Dance at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.

    Friday, February 13: 6-9pm

    Saturday, February 14: 12-3pm & 4-7pm

    Sunday, February 15: 11-2pm

    Fee is $285 / $260 if paid by February 1

    Private sessions and additional classes available

    Platinum Dance Center

    5300 Edina Industrial Blvd

    Edina, MN 55439

    More information about Shellie and AT - http://www.shelliecash.com. Payments and additional information, contact Carol Schwarzkopf caschw@comcast.net

    Contact: Carol Schwarzkopf, caschw@comcast.net


    46. MUSICAL THEATER JAZZ DANCE INTENSIVE SUMMER 2015

    Musical Theater Jazz Dance Intensive Summer 2015!

    COLLIDE is back with their popular Summer Musical Theater Jazz Dance Intensive August 3-7 2015 at The Cowles Center Ages 8-15. (Two levels) Prior dance training required.

    Daily Schedule:

    9:30-11:00 Jazz Technique

    11:00-12:00 Specialty Class (Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap, Ballet, Leaps/Turns)

    12:00-12:30 Lunch

    12:30-2:30 Repertoire

    2:30-3:30 Master Class (Acting, Voice, Pilates, Injury Prevention, Fosse)

    *The week will culminate with a Repertoire Performance for Family and friends

    on Friday August 7 at 3:00pm.

    Registration information can be found by visiting http://www.collidetheatrical.org/summer-intensive-2015/

    EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (Due June 1): $250 for full Week.

    LATE REGISTRATION (Due July 31): $275

    Contact: Kim Brownell, info@collidetheatrical.org


    47. URBAN FUSION WORKSHOP

    Urban Fusion Workshop - Saturday, February 7

    1-2 p.m. - Revolution:Baila - 711 W. Lake Street - #603

    Instructor - Kasidy Moore

    Urban Fusion blends Latin and hip hop rhythms, flavors and footwork. A choreography-based class, Urban Fusion is a combination of styles that allow dancers to add different facets to their movement, focusing on rhythm, body movement/isolation, footwork and musicality.

    *Please wear sneakers*

    No partner necessary

    *** $10 pre-register *** (http://www.thefreshfactorgc.com/p/store.html)

    $15 at the door (cash only)

    Calhoun Building - 711 W. Lake Street - Suite 603

    Contact: Kasidy Moore, Kasidy@thefreshfactorgc.com


    AUDITIONS, JOBS and OPEN CALLS

    48. CALL FOR PERFORMANCES

    Future Interstates:

    for dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation

    Second Tuesdays beginning February 9, 2015

    Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts

    A new monthly performance series for sharing and watching dance improvisation in a studio context. The scene is rich in Minneapolis right now; diverse approaches abound.

    Deadline is January 29 for February 8. Rolling deadline for future submissions. Please send a short paragraph about the work you would like to share, a paragraph bio and and video links for related works if you have.

    Email materials to hijackdance@hotmail.com and info@bodycartography.org.

    Contact: Olive Bieringa, info@bodycartography.org


    49. AUDITION FOR BALLET ROYALE MINNESOTA 2015 SUMMER INTENSIVES: FEBRUARY 15

    Ballet Royale Minnesota conducts three separate summer intensive programs. Audition required for July and August programs.

    LIVE AUDITION FOR BOTH INTENSIVES: FEBRUARY 15, 1:00pm, Ballet Royale Minnesota

    Master teachers join our renowned faculty to give outstanding professional instruction for all levels.

    Returning to Ballet Royale again this summer, Master Teacher BONNIE MATHIS (former Principal, ABT & Director of Ballet Arts Minnesota)

    2015 SUMMER INTENSIVES:

    1) “SPRING INTO SUMMER” FOCUSED BALLET REGIMEN: June 8– 19 NO AUDITION REQUIRED.

    Intermediate/Advanced (minimum two years Pointe) through Professional. Conditioning/Pilates, Ballet Technique, Pointe, Men's Class. Great way to kick off the summer, keep in shape or prepare for longer intensives!

    2) JULY SUMMER INTENSIVE: July 6 – 31

    AUDITION REQUIRED FOR UPPER DIVISION (completed minimum one year pointe)

    Ages 7 (completed minimum one year ballet) through Professional.

    Rigorous Ballet-based program. Flexible Schedule, choose two, three, or four weeks. Classes include Ballet Technique, Pointe, Preparation for Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Character, Variations, Repertoire, Men’s class, Acting, Pilates, Enrichment Classes, and Injury Prevention. Performance for full-program students.

    3) AUGUST BALLET & JAZZ REPERTORY WORKSHOP: August 10 – 21

    AUDITION REQUIRED

    Ages 11 (minimum one-year pointe) through Professional. Classical Ballet and Jazz Dance Technique, Classical Variations & Nutcracker choreography.

    Find our beautiful state of the art new facility just off I-35 just 20 minutes south of either downtown.

    Ballet Royale Minnesota

    16368 Kenrick Ave.

    Lakeville, MN 55044

    info@BalletRoyaleMN.org

    952-898-3163

    For more information visit: http://www.BalletRoyaleMN.org

    FREE PARKING

    Contact: Rick Vogt, info@balletroyalemn.org


    50. UPCOMING AUDITIONS HOSTED AT TU DANCE CENTER

    ​TU Dance Center is part of several national summer program audition tours.

    Joffrey Ballet School​. Sunday, February ​1​, from 11:00am - ​2:00pm​, ballet audition and 1:30 - 4:00pm, jazz and contemporary audition​​. ​For more information and to register, please visit www.joffreyballetschool.com/auditions.

    The Ailey School​. Sunday, March 8, from 10:00am - 1:00pm. For more information and to register, please visit www.TheAileySchool.com/Auditions.​ ​ ​Please note that due to The Ailey School schedule conflict, this year the master class has been cancelled.​

    TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55114. We have free onsite parking. Contact us at education@tudance.org, or call 612-605-1925.

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org


    GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and SCHOLARSHIPS

    51. MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS FOR DANCERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS

    New online submission process now available.

    The new online application process for the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers and Choreographers, hosted by mnartists.org, is now open. Please use the following links for guidelines and information on how to apply.

    McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers: http://www.mnartists.org/content/2015-mcknight-fellowship-choreographers

    McKnight Fellowships for Dancers:

    http://www.mnartists.org/content/2015-mcknight-artist-fellowships-dance

    Final Application DEADLINE: March 25, 2015 at 3pm CST

    The McKnight Artist Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers is administered by Northrop and funded by The McKnight Foundation. Each year, three $25,000 fellowships are awarded to Minnesota choreographers and three $25,000 fellowships are awarded to Minnesota dancers. The fellowship program is designed to award mid-career artists whose work is of exceptional artistic merit.

    Contact: Natalie Wilson, wils1509@umn.edu


    SERVICES and SPECIAL OFFERS FOR DANCERS

    52. CHINI STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    Chini Studio in Uptown's historic Calhoun Building is available to rent hourly for classes or events. Space is perfect for: pilates, yoga or dance classes theater or dance practice, photo or video shoots, music practice or lessons auditions, small meetings or classes or parties.

    Studio has new wood floors, wall of mirrors, stereo system, and mini fridge. Folding tables and chairs are also available. Beautiful view and natural light from four western facing windows.

    Rates: $10/hour weekdays 9am-6pm; $15/hour weekdays after 6pm and weekends.

    Please call Holly Dabral at 612-412-5626 for more info or to view space.

    Chini Studio, 711 West Lake Street, Minneapolis

    Contact: Holly Dabral, 612.412.5626


    53. DISCOUNTED PRIVATE GYROTONIC® TRAINING FOR DANCEMN READERS

    My Spiral Motion! Studio offers GYROTONIC® exercise in the Longfellow neighborhood. Special for DanceMn readers: $35 per hour for personal training!

    The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is a series of exercises that guide users to simultaneously stretch and strengthen muscles while also articulating and mobilizing the joints. Corresponding breathing patterns are engaged thereby increasing coordination, endurance and aerobic capacity. The system utilizes personal attention and a beautiful specially designed piece of equipment into a non-impact mindful practice.

    For more information please see: www.myspiralmotion.com

    Contact: Brittany Keefe , myspiralmotion@gmail.com


    54. STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE IN SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS AND BLOOMINGTON

    Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, 2 mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking. Only 2 blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped

    accessible.

    Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Ave in the lower level of the Great Bear Shopping Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

    Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photo and more information.

    Email Eileen at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

    Contact: Eileen Goren, genmanager@jawaahir.org


    55. TU DANCE CENTER STUDIO AVAILABLE FOR RENT

    TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studio for rent when available.

    TU Dance Center has a 33x56 feet dance studio with sprung floor and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, grand piano, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

    TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side: 2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul, 55114.

    Please email abdo.sayegh@tudance.org for rates and more information.

    Contact: Laura Levinson, laura.levinson@tudance.org